Lehigh County Conference of Churches: Justice and Advocacy Fall Gathering

The Growing Economic Divide:
Which Side Are You On?

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Lehigh County
Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy

Follow-Up Action Ideas from the Growing Divide Workshop

  • Form a book study group for The Spirit Level
    [Note: the LEPOCO book group had a discussion of the Spirit Level last year; and Grace Episcopal Church, Allentown, has expressed interest in organizing another study of the book.]
  • Network with folks who attended the October 29th workshops. Everyone who would like to be included - and willing to share your email address with other network participants - please send email to ja-msc@ppjr.org.
  • Identify minority-run businesses and support them
  • Organize a social justice shopping trip
  • How do we respond to reports of poor working conditions at Amazon.com?
    [Note: LCCC Justice & Advocacy Committee is looking at "B" Corporations (such as betterworldbooks.com) as an alternative to conventional corporate practices.
  • See that pastor and church staff receive fair wages
  • Set up XMP radio station in Lehigh Valley to support the progressive left
  • Challenge false commentary in the media
  • Support clergy in speaking out on matters of economic justice
  • Encourage people to see faces of povery person-to-person, for example, through the Aspires mentoring program.
  • Take people on a church tour, to hear about community-oriented programs sponsored by the church. (This has been very successful at Grace Episcopal Church).
  • Empower people who are afraid to speak out about economic injustice.

Last Updated: 10/31/2011
Created: October 31, 2011